IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)


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Range Description

The species is widespread in sub-Saharan Africa except dense rainforest, Madagascar. P. portia has formerly been regarded as a form of P. lucia. Therefore the distribution information of the two is sometimes pooled. It is assessed as Least Concern.

In central Africa, it is known from Angola, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Sao Tome and Principe, Zambia, expected for Congo.

In eastern Africa, it has been recorded in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi and Burundi: common and widespread in all five countries (Burundi assumed).

In northeastern Africa, the species is recorded from Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Somalia. Chad and Uganda assumed.

In southern Africa, this species is widespread in the southern Africa region and locally common, not in the arid southwest or at the Cape.

In western Africa, the species is known from Gambia to Nigeria. P. portia has not always been separated in the past, and therefore the presence of both species must be verified in some countries, although it is most likely that both occur in each case.


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